Burj Khalifa lights up in solidarity with Italy

Burj Khalifa lights up in solidarity with Italy

17 Mar 2020

"We are with you" message and Italian flag colours as a sign of solidarity and friendship in the challenge to overcome the coronavirus

The world’s tallest skyscraper lit up in solidarity with the novel coronavirus-hit Italy on Monday night.

The Italian flag colours and the message “We are with you” in Italian language (Siamo con voi) were beamed on the largest LED screen on the tower’s façade.

Dubai Media Office said in a tweet: “@BurjKhalifa in Dubai, the world’s tallest skyscraper shined tonight with the colours of the Italian flag with “We are with you”, as a sign of solidarity and friendship with Italy in the common challenge to overcome #coronavirus.” 

Italy has been the worst hit by the COVID-19 outbreak outside of China with the latest death toll standing at more than 2,150 and a total of nearly 28,000 positive cases.

Italians who have to stay at home as part of countrywide measures against the spread of deadly coronavirus, are trying to show solidarity against the virus outbreak with the help of music to create a semblance of community, even while in isolation.